Why Ed Lawrence’s Flyfishing Outfit?

We’re knowledgeable: we’re on the river every day so have a fair idea of where the fish are, and what they’re eating. We’re experienced: we’ve been at this a while; even have a little grey in our beards. We’re patient: if you’re struggling, we’ll help you work the kinks out of your cast. We’re enthusiastic: this isn’t a job. Making your day a success is the thing that keeps us going.

What’s a typical day?

We’ll meet you after breakfast and expect to be fishing shortly thereafter…Lunch is served on a streambank…We typically have you back in town in time for cocktails ( +/- 6 p.m.), unless you need to return sooner.

How do we do this?
We float the rivers in 16-foot drift boats and will travel 8–10 miles per day…we stop to wade those pools and runs that look promising.

Who will I fish with?

Your guide will be an experienced flyfishing guide who can instruct you in the fundamentals of casting and presenting flies, selecting flies, and, generally, makes life simple for you.

What equipment will I need?
Five weight fly rods with matching reels and line are our go–to equipment, but other sizes will do the job.  You can bring your own flies, or we’ll assist you in selecting those that work best in Montana this time of the year.

What about clothing & stuff?
Lightweight pants and long sleeved shirts are the basics during hotter days, along with sandals or sport shoes…Waders aren’t usually required during mid – summer, but you can bring ’em or we’ll arrange rentals. You’ll want to bring a camera, sunscreen, hat, windbreaker, sunglasses/eye protection, and a cheery disposition.

Special dietary concerns?
Our typical lunches include over-sized sandwiches and wraps, chips, salad, cookies, and soft drinks and water.  If you have special dietary concerns, let us know ahead of time. You may bring wine or beer, and we’ll provide cups.

Pre-trip preparation?
You’ll save time by purchasing your fishing license online at http://fwp.mt.gov/fishing/license

More resources:
Montana Tourism http://visitmt.com/

Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce http://www.bozemanchamber.com/

Montana Trout Unlimited http://montanatu.org/